First Aid Provisional Online Course

$45.00

American Red Cross First Aid Provisional requires the completion of an ONLINE course and a hands on skills session within 1 YEAR. Please expect approximately 2.5 hours to complete the online course at your pace. Upon successful participants will receive a 1 YEAR provisional certification.

You must complete the required hands on skills session prior to the 1 YEAR expiration date to receive your fully activated certification (separate fee may apply). Upon completion of the provisional hands on skill session, successful participants will receive a 2 year certification.

About: The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The courses in this program teach the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed.

Description

Objectives:

■ Describe how to recognize an emergency and size up the scene.
■ Explain how to activate and work with the emergency medical services (EMS) system.
■ Understand legal concepts as they apply to lay responders, including consent and the purpose of Good Samaritan laws.
■ Identify how to reduce the risk of disease transmission when giving care.
■ Demonstrate how to check a person who is responsive for life-threatening and non-life-threatening conditions.
■ Recognize the signs and symptoms of shock and describe appropriate first aid care for a person who is showing these signs and symptoms.
■ Recognize the signs and symptoms of, and describe appropriate first aid care for, the following sudden illnesses: breathing emergencies, diabetic emergencies, seizures, fainting and stroke.
■ Describe methods used to control external bleeding, including the application of direct pressure and the application of a commercial tourniquet.
■ Demonstrate the application of direct pressure to control external bleeding.
■ Explain when a commercial tourniquet should be used, and describe the basic principles of using a tourniquet.
■ Recognize the signs and symptoms of, and describe appropriate first aid care for, the following injuries: burns; muscle, bone and joint injuries; and head, neck and spinal injuries, including concussion.
■ Recognize the signs and symptoms of, and describe appropriate first aid care for, the following environmental injuries and illnesses: heat-related illnesses, cold-related illnesses and poisoning.